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My 5th album, Something’s Missing, is available everywhere!

My 5th full release, Something’s Missing, is now available on most streaming and purchase services. This has taken a little over a yea...

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My 4th album, Virgin, is out!

My 4th full release album, Virgin, is out and available on all the major streaming and downloading services. You can get links to the most c...

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My new album Robot Sex is available everywhere!

It’s finally done – Robot Sex is out there and ready for you to listen to on your favorite services.   You can grab the album direc...

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“Spring Rolls” is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify!

My new album Spring Rolls is available now on CD Baby at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alephnaughtandthenullset4 You can find it on iTunes at: h...

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My album Parallel Lines is now available on CD Baby and iTunes!

My latest album is out, “Parallel Lines.” My music is influenced by various genres. I recorded this album at home. You can find ...

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Download “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty” now!

Finally had time to finish my new album, “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty.” You can download a zip of the MP3 files and ...

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How @purplehayz tweets

Introduction This post was started because I get asked regularly if I ever sleep. I do, typically from 10P Pacific time til about 4:30A each...

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We bought a house

We finally bought a house in SoCal – its not as close to Los Angeles as we wanted (its in Woodland Hills), but its big and its ours; 5...

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ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures

My son Nathan and I attended the Thursday opening of ComicCon 2009; we had a great time, we walked the whole exhibit hall floor. I got a cou...

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Make your very own IC earring

My geekiest fashion accessory is my IC earring; I’ve made several because friends have asked (sometimes demanded!) them.  I’v...

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Visit with my son for my mom’s 82nd birthday

Nathan and I both traveled to Columbus to visit my mom. Nathan and Terry drove down from Monroe, MI, and I caught a flight to Columbus. My mom has her 82nd birthday coming up and we celebrated it on the Saturday before. We had a nice dinner together. From front clockwise – Terry, Nathan, Joe, […]

Paper model of Chartres Cathedral – IT’S DONE!

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Paper model of Chartres Cathedral – IT’S DONE!

I bought a model to assemble of the famous Chartres Cathedral in the Cathedral gift shop, and this entry will track how I put it together. The model is large, at least 2 1/2 feed long and a foot or so wide.  Its pretty complex with a lot of little parts (mostly the flying buttresses), […]

Brochure from Chartres Cathedral paper model – Cathédrale De Chartre

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Brochure from Chartres Cathedral paper model – Cathédrale De Chartre

(The following text and pictures are from the paper model kit (you can see the kit as it was assembled at my blog here) I assembled of Chartres Cathedral) Chartres is more than just a place: first and foremost it is the cathedral. If the name of Chartres echoes so strongly in the heart and […]

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Anansi Boys

Title: Anansi Boys Author: Neil Gaiman Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: HarperTorch (September 26, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060515198 ISBN-13: 978-0060515195 Neil Gaiman is a story teller in the old tradition of story tellers.  Gaiman writes in the acknowledgement, “…. was the person who persuaded me that the story I told her over lunch […]

Leaving Paris for home

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Leaving Paris for home

We slept okay, got up and got breakfast and cleaned up. We have a cab for the airport at 11:30AM. We hope the We hope we’ll get home in time to pick up our dog, Basil – he’s getting old and we want to limit his time away from us now. Below are pictures of […]

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Paris

We got going, taking a cab over to Musée Jacquemart-André, which is a small private collection on the right bank. They have a few rooms of Italian Renaissance paintings, including a Uccello painting of “St. George and the Dragon.” We ate a wonderful lunch at their cafe – they specialize in salads, I had one […]

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24 Declassified: Chaos Theory

Title: : 24 Declassified: Chaos Theory Author: : John Whitman Mass Market Paperback: : 240 pages Publisher: HarperEntertainment (May 29, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060842296 SBN-13: 978-0060842291 Read this one in Paris.  As usual, it was a quick, fun read.  Jack Bauer faces his most unusual foe yet, one that doesn’t follow patterns.  The last […]

Paris and the Louvre

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Paris and the Louvre

We got a comfortable start to the day – we’ve been waking up at 7AM but not getting out of the hotel til around 10AM most mornings. The weather has been superb, partly to mostly sunny with highs in the 70s F. Today we took a cab to the Louvre – we could have walked, […]

Paris and Chartres

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Paris and Chartres

We got up slowly, ate a leasurely breakfast and headed towards the Louvre. Our bus tour to Chartres left at 1:45P, so we had some time to walk around. We stopped at the Sennelier shop (they sell artist supplies and Aviva loves to shop there when we’re in Paris). We walked by a statue of […]

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We got cleaned up, ate a nice continental breakfast, and then got a cab (it took a while to find one) over to Musée de l’Orangerie, next to the Louvre. We got there at about 11A and had to wait until 12:30P to go inside, so we went shopping around the Louvre and had lunch […]